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    September 18, 2011
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challenge. if you want to know how we're going to solve this jobs crisis don't miss the special "restoring the american dream, getting back to work" tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern and pacific here on cnn. i'll talk to america's leaders about how to create jobs. thanks to all of you for being part of the program. i will see you next week. you're in the cnn newsroom. it is september 18th. i'm fredricka whitfield. our top story, investigators in nevada may have found clues that could help them figure out what caused that deadly plane crash at an air race in reno. they've recovered parts from the plane's tail. right now, the death toll stands at nine. dozens of other people were hurt and today, we're also hearing more from witnesses who were there. cnn's dan simon is in reno. tell us what investigators have found so far and how those items could be important to this investigation?
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>> fred, first of all, we got a look at what that crash scene looks like today. you can see that the devastation is just tremendous. the plane left a three-foot deep crater there on the tarmac. it is eight feet wide and the debris field is spread out over an acre. in terms of what may have caused that plane to go down, obviously the focus is on the tail of that aircraft, almost immediately after the crash, photographic evidence emerged that a piece of that tail came off during mid-flight and that's something that ntsb confirmed during their news conferences and when crews went to take a look at the debris field, they actually found a chunk of the airplane and ntsb officials talked about that yesterday. take a look. >> it just happened so fast, a split-second event. you think, is this it? am i going to die?
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>> reporter: obviously, that was not the right sound but we want to talk to you a little bit about the victims. we got an update of the 69 people who were taken to the hospital, and treated for injuries, 31 patients remain in local hospitals and nine patients in critical condition. and, of course, we know that nine people died as well. i know that you have more information on that, fred. >> that is incredible. that's right. we know that number is at nine right now, but investigators are still saying and local authorities are saying there are a lot of people who are at the hospitals being treated with injuries as well. all right. thanks so much, dan. appreciate that. michael joseph wogan was one of the people killed in the crash. the 22-year-old was there with his father on vacation. michael had muscular dystrophy and was in a wheelchair. in a statement his brother says quote, he was about moving past
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that disability and always driven toward independence. his motto in life was, the only disability in life is a bad attitude. meantime there was another air show crash this one in west virginia. a t-28 plane crashed and exploded killing the pilot. the pilot had performed a belly to belly maneuver with another plane when it wobled and hit the ground. federal investigators are heading to the scene. the president of the united states has been pushing for this now. a new white house plan to help reduce the deficit and reform the tax code. tomorrow, president barack obama will propose a new tax rate for people earning more than $1 million a year. it will be called the buffet rule. named after billionaire warren buffett who believes wealthy americans pay less than their fair share in taxes under the current code. the plan is getting a mixed response from lawmakers. >> certainly on those who are
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wealthy and comfortable and wouldn't even notice it, yes. warren buffett has been honest. other people i know who have been fortunate in life and wealthy, have said for goodness sakes, you can raise my taxes if that's going to help this economy move forward. >> the tax code should be reformed for one purpose, to generate more revenue to help run the government and to create jobs. and when you pick one area of the economy and you say we're going to tax those people, because most people are not those people, that's class warfare. >> the white house says the buffet rule would ensure millionaires pay at least the same percentage of their earnings in taxes as middle income americans. and the race for the presidency, candidate ron paul is celebrating a victory. paul is the winner of california republican straw poll. he captured nearly 45% of the vote beating rick perry and mitt romney who finished second and third respectively. now to a deadly shooting in central florida. officials say a gunman opened fire at a home in lakeland,
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killing one person. the suspect then reportedly went to a church and shot a pastor and associate pastor injuring both of them. officials say church members tackled the gunman and restrained him until police arrived. the suspect is identified as 57-year-old jeremiah fogel. police are not commenting on a possible motive. a peaceful ending in the manhunt for a fort drum soldier who escaped military cutedy. the three day search for army private russ sell mar kum ended when he surrendered in a wooded area nearist this ka, new york. he was being held by military police on a burglary charge when he escaped. nfl fans are giving themselves a little extra time getting into the stadiums today. they'll need tickets and patience. the nfl instituted enhanced pat-downs for everyone entering stadiums. the nfl says the security upgrades have nothing to do with last week's incident involving a
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fan and a stun gun. tonight is tv's biggest night. at least one of them. the 63rd annual emmy awards will be handed out in hollywood. stars from the small screen will be vying for statue wttes in mo than a dozen categories. kareen wynter is checking out the carpet and will be joining us live a little later on. the united nations general assembly convenience this week. the palestinians want to become a formal state, but the u.s. is expected to veto the proposal. we'll discuss that straight ahead. first, you do you know how much money the united states sends israel each year? with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the look of wrinkles instantly, and the look of deep wrinkles in 14 days. ready, set, smooth... regenerist. from olay.
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the united states sends $3 billion in aid to israel every year. that breaks down to 8, 219, 178 a day. all right. so the president of the palestinian authority plans to ask the united nations general assembly for full membership this week. live with alease labbit our senior state department producer. why is the u.s. planning to vote no on that?
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>> well, basically, fred, what they're saying is they don't believe that this is going to lead to a palestinian state and it's really not. even the palestinians are acknowledging it's a symbolic move and they feel that the road to negotiations really as secretary of state clinton likes to say isn't leading to new york, it should lead to jerusalem where the parties can negotiate it out themselves. let's listen to what the israeli and palestinian ambassadors had to say to cnn's candy crowley on "state of the union" about the prospect for negotiations. >> but the u.s. position is that the territory in the statehood can only be done through negotiations with israel and, therefore, and believes that this will undermine that effort? >> we don't disagree with the administration that there has to be negotiations. the problem is there are no negotiations right now. we are the party who needs negotiations the most, who need the end to the conflict the most. >> israel wants peace. israel wants peace.
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prime minister netanyahu said he's willing to negotiate with president abbas anywhere any time without preconditions on the basis of territory for peace. we have to make compromises, work out all these difficult relationships and problems with the palestinians. the palestinians want all the territory without the peace. >> so what's going on now? basically even though president a abbas said he's going to go to the u.n. security council furious negotiations going on right now to stop him from doing that. anything from trying to block him at the united nations, even though the u.s. can use its veto, it doesn't want to be all alone, trying to get other states to vote no with him, but other things, trying to minimize the fallout here, trying to find a way out a day after. that means a statement by the so-called quartet which includes russia, the united nations and eu, a statement of principles so no matter what happens, even if he does go to the u.n. security council or general assembly,
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where he might have a little bit more support, this will be the kind of parameters for negotiations to jump start and they're hoping no matter what happens, next week they really have to get back to the table and start those negotiations. >> it's interesting, because i guess the interpretation of the u.s. vetoing the proposal, really does contradict what this white house has said it wants to happen. this white house says supported the palestinians having some negotiations with israel in order to move towards statehood but the palestinians are saying they've tried to reach out and talk with israel and israel has not come to the table. so where does this kind of negotiating or where does this strategy really stand? >> well, the short answer is we really don't know. i mean everybody knows that the negotiations have to take part. this isn't -- no matter what happens next week this isn't going to be the end of occupation. the palestinians aren't going to have their state. that's why they want to get them back to negotiations and the
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palestinians know that they're not going to get this state at the u.n. next week and the israelis know they need to negotiate with the palestinians to have security for themselves and relations with the arab neighbors all part of a peace deal. what the u.s. is hoping is no matter what this -- what they call maybe evein a dog and pony show next week, this isn't really going to be what the day after is. so they're trying to minimize the fallout while also talking to the parties about look, let's move even thinking past, even though we're looking towards next week, thinking about the week after, fred. >> thanks so much from washington. one more note about this week's gathering of the united nations general assembly, libya will be represented there, but by a representative of the forces that ousted long-time leader moammar gadhafi. the general assembly adopted a resolution two days ago that not only improved the national transitional council to represent libya, but also established a u.n. support mission to help the libyans work
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on security and a new constitution. elsewhere, overseas today, iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad is addressing his nation. we're told he's covering a range of issues but we're waiting to see if he will be addressing the case of the two american hikers awaiting release from prison in iran. also speaking out today, dominique strauss-kahn the former head of the international monetary fund. he is giving his first interview since the sex assault charges that cost him his job and landed him in jail in new york for some time. he's now back in paris and he is speaking today to french journalists. and this right here is just ugly. a reality tv getting a little too real right there. tensions between two russian businessmen on a talk show boils over and gets pretty physical as you saw. one of the men said that he would rather punch someone than talk business with the other one. who actually took him up on the
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checking our top stories the execution of troy davis is set for wednesday unless the state parole board decides to intervene in a hearing tomorrow. most of the witnesses have changed their stories about the murder of a policeman 20 years ago and davis maintains his innocence. so does his sister. last night she spoke to our don lemon. >> he's always maintained his innocence and told us he was not the one that shot the police officer and we have stand behind that innocence and stand behind his word. i am emotionally prepared as well as troy because troy said if the state of georgia does succeed in executing him, they will only take his physical body because he's already given his soul to god. >> the mother of the slain
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police officer mark macphail doesn't want her son forgotten. she was in court in 1991 and says she's suspicious so many of the witnesses have changed their testimonies. >> i was at court when that all happened. the joy, i mean, was emphatically saying, he's guilty. now after 17 years, they're saying the other thing. somebody is on their back and i knew before even they were. because it came back and said we have family in savannah we know what they were doing. so, but i really don't know what happened. i'm being very cautious. it's the fourth time and every time something else came up. >> a petition seeking clem masy for troy davis has more than 660,000 names on it. i talked to our legal guys about the case and asked if that
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petition is helping davis win time and potentially his freedom? >> the georgia pardon and parole board really holds his fate and they're going to be meeting, obviously, in a very short period of time. 663,000 petitions are important, but i'll tell you, what's more important, are the efforts made by a former fbi director and former federal judge william sessions, along with 27 other federal prosecutors, state prosecutors, and judges, who say there is some evidence, actual evidence, of innocence. that's what the board has to consider. judge sessions published an op-ed piece yesterday in the atlanta newspapers there and i think the parole board is going to really struggle to make a decision. there are three new members. they rejected it in 2008. see what happens. >> richard, has the parole board been at this crossroads before there may have been witnesses that recanted their story or jurors were second guessing the
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conviction. if this has happened so many times prior, why did it a, not considered and why are we at this juncture again. >> you heard the representative from georgia say we've considered everything and not going to consider ricantations made 17 years after the fact. i mean, there was sufficient evidence to convict him, fred. shell casings from his weapon were found at the scene there and allegedly reused or not allegedly, were proven to be used to be the -- to kill the police officer. so, there was evidence to convict. >> shell casings but no other physical evidence. >> that's right. >> there were eyewitness testimony and the question is, how valuable is eyewitness versus circumstantial. everybody thinks eyewitness is the best. it it's really not the best and we're seeing that here. people make mistakes. "60 minutes" did a great piece on this. people make mistakes. eyewitness testimony is not the best. the real dichotomy are you pro
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death penalty or against it. if there's a chance of putting an innocent man to death is it worth the dealt penalty. people including pope benedict are fighting hard to get clemency issued for this man. >> avery, if that is brought to the attention of the parole board, people make mistakes and possibly people made mistakes in this case, isn't that defense enough to save a man from being put to death? >> well, it has to factor into the formula. the fact that you see the pope and other anti-death penalty people advocating it, they would advocate it any how. the focus has to be on the board, is there any likelihood that there's actual evidence of innocent? 172 pages by a federal judge said no and that's what the board has to consider, although they don't use the same legal standards. they have complete, absolute discreti discretion. >> catch our legal guys every saturday, noon eastern.
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some other stories we're following. investigators may have found clues that could help them figure out what caused the deadly plane crash at an air race in reno, nevada. they have recovered parts from the plane's tail and it's believed the damaged part called an elevator trim tab may have played a role in that crash. >> they have identified and recovered portions of the accident aircraft tail. and as part of this process the ntsb has been aided by a technical inspector with firsthand knowledge of these modified aircraft. >> right now the death toll in the crash is nine. an unseemly ending for a high school football game in pennsylvania. >> another fight across the field. this is where it gets ugly. >> with just ten minutes to go in the game between sharon and hickory, referees called the game, because of that fight.
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while the outburst was ugly, so was the final score. hickory beat sharon 43-7. former president ronald reagan was honored during the coin toss at the start of yesterday's university of southern california football game. usc lynn swann tossed a commemorative coin issued to mark reagan's 100th birthday. the commemorative coin toss is part of a year-long centennial celebration sponsored by the ronald reagan foundation. other college, nfl and high school football teams are expected to follow suit next weekend. a giant satellite is expected to soon begin its plunge to earth. space junk experts believe that will happen on friday. nasa expects at least 26 pieces of the satellite to survive re-entry and hit the earth's surface but just where they will land is anybody's guess right now. >> it's called urs.
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the upper atmosphere research satellite launched by the space shut until 1995 to study the earth's atmosphere. it ran out of gas literally in 2005 and its orbit has been degrading ever since. >> wow. let's talk about more on this. jacqui jeras in the weather center, now kind of helping us get a better scope of what is going on here. where might this come down? >> it's a large area, they don't know and that's the problem. could be anywhere from northern canada all the way to southern parts of south america. >> that helps, right? it's going to be about a 500 mile stretch. scientists say don't worry about this. this happens all the time. satellites and other pieces of space debris fall into the earth's atmosphere, most burns up on contact and no one has been hit by this before. should you worry? your odds are not all that bad. they say the odds are 1 in 3200 that somebody will get hit by a piece of space debris. that person is you, one in 21
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trillion. feeling more comfortable about that. they're tracking this out there. take a look at this from google earth. this will show you where it is right now. it is over the middle east. here's india just to put it in perspective. that's the location of the satellite right now. they're tracking all kinds of space junk which is out there. there are about 20,000 different pieces, about four inches in diameter. there's all of this stuff out there and it's just something that we're going to be watching. friday they think is their most likely target date this could potentially hit give or take a day. could be a day on either side, certainly thursday, certainly maybe to saturday. want to track this at home, worried this could be impacting you, go to nasa.gov, go to the mission pages and they will be putting updates on this. have been several of them in the past week. what else has fallen from the sky? we've got rain falling from the sky today. that's not unusual, right? but some of it is a little on the strong side and a little unusual to see this in parts of
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texas. we love seeing rain in texas right now. this is stretching through the nation's mid-section into the upper midwest. not terribly heavy but enough to impact your travel. chicago, for example, looking at delays around two hours. some volume delays in newark right now. our other big headline cool temperatures across the eastern half of the country. we're well below average, but warmer than we have been. we have a number of record low high temperatures yesterday. we'll probably see a few of those today. think about record low high temperatures. just means it was a cold high temperature. >> got it. >> for yesterday. >> very good. the coolness everywhere kind of feels good right now. >> i like it. >> i like it. so far so good. we'll be complaining when we get like another 24 -- >> december. >> snow somewhere. jacqui, thank you. coming up, we'll have the latest video games for the fall season. our gaming and gadgets expert joins us next with a preview. what is the best selling video game of all time? we'll be right back with the answer.
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all right. before the break we asked what was the best selling video game of all time? the answer is wii sports for the
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nintendo wii. january 2011 over 75 million copies have been sold around the world. that's huge. holiday season is right around the corner and the latest video games are soon to hit the market. gaming and gejettes expert mark sulsman joining us with a preview. you get to sample all the stuff before everybody else. let's begin with the rather adventurous game for the play station 3. >> that's right. so uncharted 3, drake's deception is coming out in november. a lot of hype for this game. it's the third main game nis coveted series. you play as nathan drake, an adventurer, setting off to find a lost city. >> oh, my. >> much like its predecessors, it's cinematic, played from a third person perspective. you see nathan always on the screen. there's huge set pieces, lots of combat and stealth and puzzle solving as well. along with the single player campaign there will be
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multiplayer modes cooperate and competitive. >> talk about the nintendo wii, what's the hot game for it? >> yeah. so the must have game for the holiday season will be the legend of zelda, skyward sword. another game in a coveted series, the legend of zelda staring link, a young boy, out fighting evil. this is actually a prequel to okarina of time, a coveted game in this series from nintendo. with this game on the wii it's going to have a one to one sword fighting mechanic. take advantage of the wii motion plus peripheral, extra sensor built into the remote that gives it a realistic feel. whatever you do in front of the television will be mirrored in the game. with the done gone crawling and fighting across town a lot of aerial levels. flying on the back of a giant bird, for example, and traveling between the islands and clouds and back on the land as well. so it's going to be an epic
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adventure, a single player game. certainly may dozens of hours of content. that's coming out november 20th. >> something tells me once you get hooked on that you're not going to see daylight. you're not going outside. you're going to be parked right there in front of the screen. let's talk about something else for the whole family. something for kinnect. >> for xbox 360 is that hands free peripheral that whatever you do in front of the tv, is mirrored in the game just like the wii motion plus controller. but you don't hold anything. you are the controller. and one of the biggest games from microsoft coming out for 360 this fall is called kinnect disneyland adventures. not for the call of duty crowd. this is a family-friendly game. a simulation where you walk around 85 acres of disneyland, digital digitally rendered in this game and partake in a dozen mini games based on famous disney rides and movies.
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everything from peter pan to pirates of the caribbean to alice in wonderland you're going to partake in games using your body and voice, walking around this virtual version of disneyland interacting with char char teres and mascots, 40 in total. seeing video here, high fiving mickey mouse and hugging snow white. i think this is going to be a great game for the family and a cheaper alternative than packing the family and bringing them to disneyland. >> i guess so. it seems as though family or some of these manufacturers are trying to think about the family now. they're making them more appealing for the families. >> yeah. without question the biggest game of the year will likely be call of duty, modern warfare 3 coming out i believe november 8th. that is an m rated game. military shooter. i wanted to focus on family friendly ones from each of the three big consoles. there's a lot of content regardless of your age or taste. >> all right. mark salzman thanks so much. sounds like a lot of fun.
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i'm sure your family is getting involved with trying these things out too. a double thumb's up. >> you know it. >> thanks so much. good to see you. >> take care. for more high-tech ideas and reviews go to cnn.com/tech and look for the gaming and gadgets tab. all right. the prime time emmy awards are tonight in hollywood. you know how many years these awards have actually been handed out? here are the choices. is it 60, 63, 65? how about 70? the answer when we come right back. i want healthy skin for life.
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jane lynch will once again be center stage for television's biggest night of the year. >> rarely say no to anything. >> i'm excited to see what jane brings to the table. she's a friend and hilarious and provides the skillset for this kind of show. i'm assuming she'll knock it out of the park. >> reporter: more than lynch's friend kneel patrick harris hosted the emmys in 2009. >> there has to be welcoming and inclusive and also very adept and light on your feet. that's her bread and butter. >> reporter: best known for her role on hit tv series "glee". >> oh i will bring it. >> reporter: lynch is a veteran having starred in 60 films flik "best in show" "role models" and 40-year-old virgin." >> i'm very discreet but i'll haunt your dreams. >> reporter: the actress is no stranger to live television either. hosting both the vh1 do something awards and "saturday night live." >> i just want to say you all
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look taller in person too. >> reporter: for the 63rd prime time emmy awards don't expect any sue sylvester track suitship she's opting for multiple gowns, tons of comedy and celebrating great television. >> i think it's going to be hilarious. >> you know it's going to be hillarious hilarious. there's kareen wynter in her periwinkle. action already? >> hi there, fred. it is definitely heating up. the sun. just a little bit of action right now, it's 80 degrees and feels like 100. we'll all be melgtsing by the end of the night. standing on the red carpet. still a little early. waiting for the stars to arrive. the carpet opens in a couple hours. this is the way they'll be coming in and stopping and, of course, talking to us, talking about what they're wearing. the big night ahead. this is where the fans will be sitting as well. we're gearing up for that and have all that for you when it happens. >> okay. it all is going to be very competitive this evening. is there one category that's
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more competitive than the others? >> oh, goodness. everyone has their eye on the best drama category. that's because "mad men" the last three seasons have cleaned up here at the prime time emmys, won three years in a row. everyone is wondering if they'll pull out their fourth win but they have competition from hbo's "boardwalk empire" a favorite going into this, steve and his team, last weekend they did amazingly well at the creative arts emmys and one of the lead categories won bes drama. they could get a little bit of competition from them. we're here, we're excited. jane lynch is hosting, also nominated. it's going to be a fantastic night. we're hearing she could also be doing a song and dance. she sings on "glee." we can expect anything. >> something tells me she's going to be doing a lot of song and dance. all right. we'll be watching. and we'll be watching you, of course, throughout the evening. kareen wynter on the red carpet. thanks so much. watch the action from the red
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it's time to look at the financial week ahead with our financial reporters poppy, felicia and karenna. we begin with karenna. >> hi, fredricka. we finally have good news about the stock market. the major averages gained between 4 and 6% each this past week thanks to some rare optimism regarding the debt situation in europe. five central banks including the federal reserve said they would pump u.s. dollars into the european financial system. in addition, france and germany said greece would stay in the euro zone. despite these moves, though, there's been lots of talk about greece defaulting on its debt which could spread. no long-term plan in place right now. felic felicia? >> thanks. mortgage rates hit a record low this past week. the average 30-year fixed rate loan fell to 4.09%. mortgage rates tend to move in tandem with the ten-year treasury bond which is at a
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record low. investors are buying u.s. bonds as a safe haven, a way to guard against a weakening global economy. still, record low mortgage rates aren't doing much to boost the housing market. home sales remain very weak. poppy harlow has a look at what's coming up next week. >> president obama's debt reduction plan will hit lawmakers desks on monday. their tasked with finding ways to cut the federal deficit by 1.2 to $1.5 trillion. president obama says his plan will top that $1.5 trillion mark and will help stabilize our nation's debt load. no details as of yet, but the president's plan is likely to include more taxes on higher income americans and not include changes to social security. we'll track it all week on cnn money. fred back to you. thanks so much. time for our cnn equals politics update. keeping an eye on the latest headlines in the cnnpolitics.com
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desk. here's what's crossing right now. the white house says tomorrow, president obama will propose a new tax rate for people earning more than $1 million a year. it will be called the buffet rule. named after billionaire warren buffett who believes wealthy americans pay less than their fair share in taxes under the current code. the white house says the new rate will be included in the president's deficit reduction plan. house speaker john boehner says it's america's duty to stand by israel. his comments came during a speech this morning before the jewish national fund conference in ohio. boehner says the u.s. must support israel, not as a broker or observer, but as a strong hail lie and reliable partner. in the presidential race, gop candidate ron paul is celebrating a victory in a dele gait rich state. he has won california's straw poll capturing nearly 45% of the vote. rick perry and mitt romney finished second and third respectively.
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astrazeneca may be able to help. jo dominique strauss-kahn said whatever happened in that new york city hotel room was the result of what he calls, quote, moral weakness. but he insists there was no violence or aggression. the former head of the international monetary fund today gave his first interview since his arrest jailing and subsequent dismissal of sex assault charges. let's go to paris now and cnn's jim bittermann. he spoke with french journalists. can you elaborate any further what he meant by that? >> well, i think he was pretty specific and fairly compattive about what he was saying this evening. i don't think that observers expected him to be as combative as he was. he denied there had been any aggression, violence or constraint as he put it. he did however say that this is much more than a weakness.
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this was a moral failure on his part. he'll regret it forever. he realized he let down his friends and family and france, as he put it, mr. rendezvous with france, rumored to be the leading candidate for president in this presidential election coming up in 2012. the fact is, he's kind of admitted guilt in the sense he was guilty for what he did to the french people. he didn't admit any guilt, however, in terms of what he was accused of in new york. and he said about the affair still hanging in france, complaints brought by a young journalist that he tried to rape her back eight years ago, he said that was total imagination on her part and denied that anything had happened there. so he was on the facts denying everything. in the -- when asked about his future he said, i have no -- i'm a candidate for nothing he said. i'm going to sit back and i'm going to reflect and my whole
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life has been to try to serve the public and we'll just see what happens. so that's basically the kind of tone he struck this evening. >> when he talked about the moral weakness, you know, failing the french people, did he ewill be brats any further or admit that he -- did he admit he had sexual relations with the woman in new york who accused him of assault? >> he was not that specific. he basically stayed away from real specifics about what happened except at a couple points,waved the prosecutor's report or what he said was the prosecutor's report and said it did not bear out anything that miss deyal lo's attorney has been saying. the prosecutor's report said that she was an unreliable witness and not somebody who could be trusted and a number of different versions in the
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stories she told. he was using the prosecutor's report in his own defense and, of course, i don't know that anyone has seen the entire report other than him and the other principals that are involved. there's been a number of things published that he said purported to be the report, but what he waved around is something that, in fact, takes his side of the case. >> jim bittermann in paris, thanks so much. more on this and your reporting one hour from now. checking today's other top stories, a florida man is in custody accused of carrying ult a deadly shooting this morning. police say 57-year-old jeremiah fogel shot and killed a person at a home in lakeland and then opened fire at a church injuring a pastor and associate pastor there. investigators may have found clues that could help them figure out what caused the deadly plane crash at an air race in reno, nevada. ey

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